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Article Air legislation in Europe
Air pollution is not the same everywhere. Different pollutants are released into the atmosphere from a wide range of sources. Once in the atmosphere, they can transform into new pollutants and spread around the world. Designing and implementing policies to address this complexity are not easy tasks. Below is an overview of air legislation in the European Union.
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Figure Remaining gap projected for 2010 by the new Member States in absolute terms, including the effects of additional policies and measures as well as carbon sinks
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Figure Actual and projected greenhouse gas emissions aggregated for eight new Member States
Data exclude emissions and removals from land-use change and forestry.
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Figure Remaining gap (over-delivery or shortfall) in absolute terms including the effects of additional policies and measures, Kyoto mechanisms and carbon sinks
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Figure EU‑27 air pollutant emission trends and the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution (TSAP) objectives for 2020 — fine particulate matter (PM2.5)
The figure shows the trends for air pollution - particulate matter (PM2.5)
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Highlight chemical/x-pdb New vans more fuel efficient
The average van sold in 2013 was around 4 % more efficient than the previous year, so the new vans fleet has already met the collective carbon emissions target ahead of the 2017 deadline, preliminary data shows. Similar findings were recently published for new cars, which have also met their target in advance.
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Highlight chemical/x-pdb An overview of EU environment policy targets and objectives
European Union legislation has established more than 130 separate environmental targets and objectives to be met between 2010 and 2050. Together, these can provide useful milestones supporting Europe’s transition towards a ‘green economy’, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Figure Relative gaps (over-delivery or shortfall) between projections and targets for 2010 for EU candidate and other EEA countries
Except for Switzerland and Norway, the use of Kyoto mechanisms is not accounted for in this figure
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Figure D source code EU-15 past and projected greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and gross value added
Left: This graph shows past (1990-2004) and projected (2010) emissions due to agriculture, and compares them with gross value added in agriculture
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Daviz Visualization chemical/x-mdl-sdfile GHG emission targets under the ESD
The table includes the calculated annual national emission targets
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